CLEVELAND -- LeBron James got the better of Lonzo Ball in his first meeting with the polarizing point guard, with the Cleveland Cavaliers defeating the Los Angeles Lakers by a score of 121-112 at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday night.
James recorded a triple-double, scoring 25 points to go along with 12 rebounds and 12 assists, while Kevin Love scored 28 points and pulled down 11 rebounds.
Ball, meanwhile, neared a triple-double of his own with 13 points, 11 assists and 8 rebounds, while second-year forward Brandon Ingram scored 26 points in a losing effort.
What follows is a running recap of Thursday night's game, complete with score updates and highlights.
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9:28 remaining: Cavs 102, Lakers 92
Cavs up double digits. Dwyane Wade 0 of 6 from the field, but has 6 assists. Kyle Korver with 10 points off the bench.
End of quarter: Cavs 94, Lakers 86
Cavs continued to threaten to pull away, but Lakers hung tight, with a Lonzo Ball 3-pointer ending the quarter. Kevin Love up to 26 points and 8 rebounds on the night after a 13-point third quarter.
4:22 remaining Cavs 84, Lakers 75
Cavs breaking this thing open and threatening to pull away. LeBron now just 1 assist and 2 rebounds way from a triple-double. Brandon Ingram with 23 points for the Lakers.
8:42 remaining: Cavs 72, Lakers 69
Kevin Love now the Cavs' leading scorer with 17 points. Cavs enjoying a really strong shooting night from outside, having made 50% of their 3s on the night.
End of quarter: Cavs 63, Lakers 60
LeBron up to 16, 7 and 6. Jose Calderon putting together a solid game with 9 points.
Lonzo Ball has 7 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assist for the Lakers.
2:40: Cavs 54, Lakers 53
Cavs currently enjoying success from 3-point range, the latest long ball coming from LeBron, who's already up to 14 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists on the night.
8:13: Lakers 37, Cavs 33
Lakers having a strong offensive night, but the Cavs' bench unit is helping keep pace. Dwyane Wade, Jeff Green and Kyle Korver currently on the court for the Cavs.
End of quarter: Lakers 26, Cavs 24
LeBron with 8 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists.
2:55: Lakers 20, Cavs 18
There's been a flurry of action as the fast pace continues, most noticeably with a J.R. Smith block on Brook Lopez leading to a LeBron James dunk off an assist from Jose Calderon.
6:56 remaining: Lakers 10, Cavs 9
Fast-paced first quarter thus far, with Brandon Ingram scoring 5 quick points for the Lakers.
- Cavs center Tristan Thompson will miss tonight's game. When through warmups and experienced some soreness. Had recently returned from a calf injury that cost him six weeks.